Agenda Municipal / Music Domitila

Sat 01 Oct
Casa das Artes programme (World Music Day)

Casa das Artes | Grand Auditorium - 21h30

Entry: 4 euros. Students, Cultural Quadrilateral Card and Seniors (aged 65 and over): 2 euros | Rating: M/6 | Duration: 60 min. | Mini-opera in one act based on the letters of D. Pedro I and the Marquesa de Santos | Music and libretto: João Guilherme Ripper | Staging, set design: Pedro Ribeiro | Co-repetition: Christina Margotto | Cast: Domitila, the Marquesa de Santos: Sara Braga Simões, soprano | Toy Ensemble: Ricardo Alves, clarinet; Christina Margotto, piano; Jed Barahal, cello | Co-production: Casa das Artes Famalicão

Domitila was born from a song cycle commissioned to deal with the relationship between D. Pedro I and the Marquesa de Santos, Domitila de Castro Canto e Melo. The work, commissioned as a song cycle, was not, in the end, realized, and the composer chose to compose an opera, making use of the instrumental formation pre-established by the organization sponsoring the project: "(...) it was a circumstance, it was what I had available. Actually, when it was proposed to me, it would be the sung letters, only the sung letters. I decided to tie all the cards together and make an opera. And what I had available for that show, scheduled for the CCBB of Rio de Janeiro, was a singer, the cellist and the clarinet". (Ripper, 2014)
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